Spain celebrates 40 years of peripheral angioplasty
January 15, 2021 -- The Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) has marked 40 years since the first peripheral angioplasty procedure was performed in Spain.
Median logs 51% growth in annual revenues
January 15, 2021 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies saw its revenues for fiscal 2020 grow 51%, thanks to solid growth in its business unit that provides imaging services for clinical trials.
Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.  Discuss
Lung CT scans help predict COVID-19 mortality risk
January 12, 2021 -- Investigators have found that volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to forecast the risk of COVID-19 patients dying in the hospital and aid in management decisions. They published their results online on 6 January in European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
Social media and the dominant power of an image
January 7, 2021 -- Posting beautiful images may show the success of an intervention, but it raises confidentiality issues and like Instagram, it represents a filtered and distorted version of reality, Dr. Chris Hammond writes. Used properly, however, social media is an exciting and powerful tool.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT proves viable for 3D printing
January 6, 2021 -- New research suggests that CT images acquired at ultralow radiation doses can be used to produce high-quality 3D-printed models of wrist fractures. The study findings were published online on 23 December in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Frankfurt team optimizes chest CT of COVID-19 cases
December 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have used minimum intensity projection reconstructions to improve the accuracy of chest CT exams when it comes to identifying ground-glass opacity in patients with suspected COVID-19 disease. They published their findings on 14 December in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Mediaire secures 2M euros in funding
December 18, 2020 -- Image analysis services provider Mediaire has received approximately 2 million euros for the continued development of its MRI deep-learning software focused on the brain.
U.K. team scoops Europe's only top award at RSNA 2020
December 9, 2020 -- A research group from a leading London facility won Europe's solitary magna cum laude for its research into the strategies, applications, and limitations of cinematic rendering of musculoskeletal MRI. The RSNA judges gave out just 23 of the prestigious prizes to the authors of nearly 2,500 digital posters displayed at the virtual congress.  Discuss
Machine learning helps identify cystic renal lesions
December 7, 2020 -- A machine-learning model based on CT radiomics analysis has achieved excellent diagnostic performance in distinguishing benign from malignant complex cystic renal lesions, outperforming the current Bosniak classification system, Canadian and French investigators reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss